This store is where an old collector of Chinese paintings and porcelain offers for sale items that he finds interesting, beautiful and thought-provoking. This vase illustrates the Qing Dynasty experimentation with European opaque enamels (falangcai) which turned into the long line of Famille Rose porcelain. It has a famous smaller sibling: the. “Famille Rose Conjoined Vase with Panels of Birds and Flowers”. Which is in the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei (it is easily found on the Internet, with photos, sizes and historical background). I did my best with the photographs but they are understandably not entirely faithful to the subtle elegance of this piece. This extraordinary vase is in excellent condition, which is amazing for a piece which could very well be a historical find. 25 cm Rim Diameter: 6.7 cm Each Diameter: 19.5 cm Height: 30 cm Total Width: 30 cm Note: The Taiwan Museum vase is 20cm high, so it is about 2/3 the size of this one. Both present two horizontal Qianlong reign marks in pale underglaze blue. The floral decoration is very similar, while somewhat more detailed in this vase, probably because it was allowed (and/or required) by the larger size. In the circular floral scrolls, blue is replaced by green in the leaves and the treatment of the flowers is slightly different. In the central panels, some details vary from one version to the other – for example, the beak of the magpie on the bottom branch is closed here, while it is open in the Museum version. The item “Rarest Chinese Porcelain Famille Rose Conjoined Vase Qianlong Marks” is in sale since Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases”. The seller is “hiddenmasters” and is located in -. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: China
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Vases